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Accessible Zipper Pull

Shared by tmmramalho on 2014-11-24 15:49

About the solution

Zippers, be they in trousers or dressers, are quite often problematic for people with arthritis and related conditions. They may be too small or difficult to pull. This innovation was shared online aiming at providing a simple, cheap solution for the problem.
Three materials are required: a cup hook, a dowel and a PVC T-joint - all of them can be bought in a hardware store and it is advisable to check if the dowel fits in the PVC joint. Then, it all can be done quite easily: you screw the cup hook in one of the dowel's ends and then attach the other end to the PVC T-joint. This way, you will have a cheap, light, and very manageable device that can be carried without much trouble. Check the pictures, for they can give you further guidance.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2j7lNVG

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

shadowwynd (username on Instructables) has worked with people who had difficulties in closing zipper. So he developed the Accessible Zipper Pull in order to help them.

Comments (1)

  • AnnaMike Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:47

    Great, useful information for me, when considering the fact that I'm working in a Dubai maid service company where I often get our staffs charged to take care of the elderly or physically challenged people. So, definitely this is going to help me next time when I give training to the maids in this regard.

    Thank You,
    Anna Mike
    Trainer at Housekeepingco.com

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